Sunday, May 9, 2010


I think a single day of the year is not sufficient to express gratitude for the unconditional love and care that a Mother gives to her child. I think every Mother is the most beautiful lady in this whole world and looking at my Ma (Mother) I have always felt the truth -A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving.
For such a true loving friend my Ma I prepared a delicious classic French dessert Chocolate Marquise. Yes it take little bit time and a lot of patience but it tasted fantastic and it’s well worth the effort for such a special day and for such a special person. I am sure you will like it.
Eggs        5 separated
Sugar       1/2  cup+2 table spoon
Water         1/2  cup
Dark chocolate      300 gram finely chopped
Unsalted Butter     100 gram at room temperature
Heavy cream          1 cup chilled
Loose bottom cake tins 
Or  small tart pan     12
For  Garnish
Strawberries         12  halved
Thickened cream      1 teaspoon for each slice 


Whisk egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar in a double boiler for about 4 to 5 minutes, until the mixture turn pale yellow and thick and sugar begins to dissolve. Stir in 1/4 cup of water. Continue to whisk vigorously for about 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is quite thick and foamy. Remove and add chopped chocolate. Stir until the melted. Continue stirring until cool to touch. Stir in softened butter. Set aside. Now in a separate bowl whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Chill in the refrigerator. In a heavy saucepan combine the remaining sugar ( 1/4 cup +2 table spoon) with the remaining ¼ cup of water. Cook over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear. Increase the heat to high and boil without stirring, until it thickens and large bubbles form.Now in a speperate bowl whip egg whites until soft, glossy peak form. With a mixer running, add boiling sugar syrup in a steady stream. Continue whipping till peaks are stiff, but not dry and the mixture feel luke warm to touch. Quickly fold a quarter of beaten whites into the chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the remaining whites in three parts. Don’t over mix. Now gently fold the whipped cream in three parts, until you can no longer see any streaks of white. Transfer the mixture in the cake tin or tart pan. Cover with aluminum foil and free it for 4 to 5 hours. When you serve just garnish it with halved strawberries and thicken cream with a touch of pure love. I think your Mom will love it though not an easy recipe but worth the effort for special occasion like Mother’s Day.

Wish you all A Very Happy Mother’s Day.




Lazaro Cooks! said...

The chocolate marquis is great, and your post heartfelt. I am sure your Ma is proud to have a daughter like you. Great job.


♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Absolutely stunnigly cute sure ur mom loves u!
Mine does too:-))

Well tart pans re jus whats happening this season and it would be fab for u to try ur luck ,right here:-))

Angie's Recipes said...

A sensational chocolate treat! Very beautifully presented too!

Mary said...

What a stunning dessert. It was a perfect choice for Mother's Day and this heartfelt post. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Gulmohar said...

OMG ! that looks like a slice of heaven

Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh my goodness, this looks truly amazing. So decadent and chocolatey. It looks like something you would get in a fine hotel.
Fabulous job!
*kisses* HH

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a sweet post! And your cake is gorgeous! I bet your Mom loved it.

Taste of Beirut said...

This dessert brought me back to France where we lived with mom and brothers and one day we made this "marquise au chocolat"; it was lovely maybe a tad rich, but when you are young who's counting! Great job, love the strawberries touch

My Little Space said...

OMG, this looks marvellous! Who can ever resist this, NOT ME! hehe....

Foodessa said...

This dessert appears to have been made with lots of dedication.
I personally have never attempted to make a marquise.
I'll eventually have to give this a try.

Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,